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THE CHINESE POTTER A Practical History of Chinese Ceramics
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THE CHINESE POTTER A Practical History of Chinese Ceramics

By Medley, Margaret

London, England: Phaidon Press. Fine. 1989. Third Edition. Paperback. 071482593X; Paper Covers. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; Fourth Printing of the Third Edition, 2001. 9-1/2" Tall, 288pp. White paper covers illustrated with a full-color photo of a vase, white spine lettering, black front cover lettering. ANTIQUES. "China has the longest and most highly developed ceramic tradition in the world, encompassing early Neolithic earthenwares, the finely glazed stoneware pieces of the Song period and the years of Imperial patronage and export ware for the new markets of the West. Medley makes full use of archaeological reports to show how differing geographical areas, materials and developing technology all shaped the evolution of Chinese ceramics. Her revolutionary insights, along with an astute critical judgment in the field of art history itself, combine to form a classic but approachable account of the whole history of Chinese pottery. " ... Two pages of Reign Marks. Glossary. Index. 8 pages of beautifully reproduced full-color photos, scores of b/w photos. Chronology of Chinese Dynasties and Periods. Some Maps. .

$19.00

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SMALL ANTIQUES COLLECTING

By McClinton, Katharine Morrison

NY: Coward - McCann, Inc.. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-library with call label on DJ's spine. The DJ, which is protected by clear plastic, was taped to the covers, leaving tape marks on the binding and endpapers. Library markings on top & fore edges, inside front cover, title page, and bfep. Other than tape marks, sound binding has very minor soil and wear. Contents are clean and unworn, with no writing or other entries in the text. . Other than call label & tape marks, only minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1965.Red cloth, bright gold lettering. Index. Appendices. At least 66 pages of b/w photos. ANTIQUES. Here in one readable, enormously useful volume, is a comprehensiv e guide on how to build a collection of small American antiques. All kinds of beautiful, decorative, or useful objects are described, including weathervanes, hinges, latches, locks and keys, cake and pudding molds, paperweights, watchpapers, children's rattles, cardcases, sewing birds and souvenir spoons. The emphasis is on American antiques and each object is placed in historical context and carefully described. More than 100 photos illustrate the text. ; 8-1/2" Tall; 255 pages .

$12.00

CARNIVAL GLASS One Hundred Patterns

By Hartung, Marion T.

Salisbury, North Carolina: A. W. Hartung. Very Good-. 1960. First Edition. Paperback. Plastic Comb binds Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Very occasional, barely noticeable light yellow highlighting and pen check marks, with a few penned entries in the bottom margins (I noticed two, can't guarantee that there might not be one or two more) , otherwise the contents are clean and unworn. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 128pp. Cprt. 1960. Dark brown plastic comb, light brown paper covers with black lettering and design on the front cover. ANTIQUES. "Until this book, there has been no organized attempt to sort and classify the innumerable patterns used in the field of Carnival glass. This book is an effort to point the way toward a more orderly classification of the patterns of Carnival glass, with no claim to final authority in the subject. The exact process used to give it the beautiful iridescence that sets it apart has been lost; present day attempts to produce it have so far failed so we may assume that no one can define the ingredients used exactly. As the title indicates the main concern here has been not with the shades of coloring, although when such information has been available it is given - the problem of the patterns themselves has been primary. Many pieces of Carnival glass carry two different patterns - one on the exterior and another quite different one on the interior. In these cases, the rule has been to sketch the dominant pattern in accurate detail, and then to describe the alternate pattern as vividly as possible. Occasionally both patterns were sketched. " The book presents one drawing on the top half of the page and text concerning that drawing on the bottom half. The sketches are by Dick Bulla. Index. .

$19.00

MUSIC MACHINES - AMERICAN STYLE A Catalog of the Exhibition

By Hoover, Cynthia A.

Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press. Very Good-. 1971. Paperback. Paper Covers. Very minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Contents are almost as new, with no writing or other entries on the text. ; 8-1/2" x 10-1/2", 140pp.1971. Black Paper Covers with a large full-color photo of a Wurlitzer jukebox on the front cover. (Ah! The memories ! ) ... ANTIQUES. Introductory notes by Erik Barnouw and Irving Kolodin. "In the exhibit, the visitor can see how the machinery of music-making has developed, can have a few clues to how international the story has been, and can glimpse some of the eye-appeal that helped arouse the desire of Americans to Own Their Own. In this exhibit we see the remarkable technology that has made possible new experiences for the layman and a vast new reach for the composer. This exhibition surveys the development of music machines in America and this catalog emphasizes the ways in which science and invention have affected the performer and his audience. " ... 4-page essay, "Erik Barnouw on Broadcasting". 3-page essay, "Irving Kolodin on Recording". The rest of the book is given over to b/w photos of music machines and their uses, even some advertisements, categorized as follows: Music Machines - American Style; Music and Machines in the 19th Century; Music Parlors - Public and Private; Music Machines in the Home; Acoustic and Electric Recordings; The Impact of Radio; Movies and Music; the Jukebox Craze; Semper Fidelity; Electronic Instruments and Music. ... Bibliography. .

$19.00

CRAFTSMEN & ARTISTS OF NORWICH Furniture, Paintings, Clocks, Silver, Pewter, Pottery. Norwich Historical Exhibition

By Darmstadt, Jo, compiler

Stonington CT: Pequot Press. Very Good. 1965. Hardcover. Paper Covers. Tiny, pencil point size stain on front cover, otherwise this over 50-year old paper covered catalog is almost as new. ; 9" Tall, XII + 67pp. Cprt. 1965. Light tan paper cover is illustrated with a facsimile reproduction of a silhouette of Colonel Christopher Leffingwell (1734-1810) . ANTIQUES. Norwich Historical Exhibition, 1965, in Norwich, Connecticut. "This Exhibition pays tribute to the illustrious historical heritage of Norwich. Herewith is a brief thumbnail sketch of the settlement and early development of Norwich. " Contents: The Cabinetmakers, by Houghton Bulkeley. The Silversmiths of Norwich by Philip A. Johnson. The Clockmakers of Norwich, with Notes on the Pewterers, Potters & Ironworkers, by Ada R. Chase. Natives of Norwich Sail the Seven Seas, by Raymond B. Chase. The Leffingwell Inn. Catalog of Exhibits. ... 18-page b/w illustration section with full-page photos and their captions, plus 2 full-page b/w photos in the text. Frontispiece is a b/w painting reproduction. There was evidently some sort of error in the printed catalog, as there is a small , printed, description of articles 47 & 48, glued onto the original listing. .

$15.00

THE FURNITURE OF HISTORIC DEERFIELD

By Fales, Dean A. , Jr.

NY: E. P. Dutton. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. 0l525111018; Binding is sound and unworn, clean except for very minor damp stains on binding's bottom edge, at the spine. Very slight twist to the binding. Contents are almost as new, with very slight chemical smell. DJ's spine is faded but lettering is unaffected, otherwise Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION, 1976. 8-3/4" x 11-1/4", 294pp. Ancient maps on endpapers. ANTIQUES. "Historic Deerfield in Massachusetts is probably the handsomeist - in terms of its architecture and collections - of all the restored museum villages in the Northeast. Its chief glory is the wealth of New England furinture to be found in the houses that front on the Street, a large portion of it having been fashioned in the Connecticut River Valley. The purpose of this volume is to illustrate and bring into print as many as possible of the fine pieces of furniture at Deerfield. While basic information such as histories, woods, and dimensions are given in the captions and text, the pieces are treated as briefly as possible so that more typles can be included. The furniture is illustdrated by major forms - chairs, beds, tables and stands, chests, desks, sideboards, cupboards, clocks, etc. , with the pieces within each category arranged as chronologically or stylistically as possible. " ... Index. Color photo frontispiece along with occasional (maybe as many as 2 dozen) full-color photos scattered throughout the text which is jam-packed with hundreds of b/w photos. .

$25.00

BRIEF GUIDE TO TURKISH WOVEN FABRICS. BRIEF GUIDE TO PERSIAN WOVEN FABRICS. Two Booklets.

By Victoria and Albert Museum

London, England: Victoria And Albert Museum. Very Good-. 1950. Paperback. Two saddle-sewn Paper Covered books. Each has a name on the front cover's upper fore corner, otherwise the bindings are clean and unworn. Very minor foxing on the front & back flyleafs, with the contents being almost as new. ; Two paper covered, saddle-sewn booklets. 1950. 7-1/8" Tall. TURKISH WOVEN FABRICS has 23 pages of text followed by 16 pages of b/w photos of fabric examples. PERSIAN WOVEN FABRICS has 14 pages of text followed by 17 pages of fabric examples. PAPER COVERS. Covers are considerably lighter than posterboard. .

$19.00

ANTIQUES AS AN INVESTMENT

By Rush, Richard H.

NY: Bonanza. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1968. Reprint. Hardcover. Binding is almost as new. Very minor edge foxing. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; First Printing of Bonanza's Reprint Edition. 9-7/8" Tall, 536pp. Medium brown cloth, bright gold spine lettering and designs. Index. Dozens of B/w photos throughout text. ANTIQUES. This handsome volume rationalizes price movements by different styles of antique furntiue over the years in order to show (1) the effects of prosperity on antique sales, (2) changes in taste, and (3) alternating periods of preference for antiques and for 'modern. ' Alto instructs potential antique buyers on approximate amounts to pay for particular pieces of antique furniture. Goes a long way toward helping the inexperienced antique buyer to determine what is genuine and what is fake. The recognition of quality is not always instinctive ; to a large extent it must be learned, and the many descriptions and illustrations in this book provide a start for the prospective antique buyer in recognizing what is fine and beautiful. ; 9-7/8" Tall; 536 pages .

$19.00

CLASSICAL TASTE IN AMERICA 1800-1840
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CLASSICAL TASTE IN AMERICA 1800-1840

By Cooper, Wendy A.

Baltimore & NY: Baltimore Museum Of Art / Abbeville Press. Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 1558593853; This is a large, heavy book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. (S-6-B) . ; Second Printing of the First Edition. 9-3/8" X 11-3/4", 308pp. Medium brown cloth, bright gold spine lettering, debossed lettering on the front cover. "This book charmingly investigates the multifaceted impact of classical political, intellectual, and aesthetic values on early nineteenth-century American culture through a close examination of approximately 225 representative objects from this aesthetically brilliant period, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, textiles, and printed materials. Focusing particularly on the type of objects with which Americans decorated and furnished their homes, this book examines not only the superbly designed and fashioned products made for the well-to-do, but also those objects that were mass-produced and more widely sought by a burgeoning middle class. From elegant Grecian couches with Roman paw feet, to diminutive pressed glass salts ornamented with classical chariots and cornucopia, few aspects of American material life excaped the classical craze. The text of this fascinating volume delves into the symbolic and material significance of classicism in American life, the adaptation of antique forms and motifs by American craftsmen and consumers, and the vernacularization of classicism. The material production of this lavish and visually exciting period provides an illuminating look at the lives and homes of a wide range of Americans in the early days of our republic. " Exhibition Checklist. Index. Bibliography. Numerous full-page, full-color illustrations, well over a hundred smaller illustrations, mostly in full-color with some in b/w. (S-6-B) . .

$35.00

ANTIQUE MINIATURE FURNITURE In Great Britain and America

By Toller, Jane

London, England: G. Bell & Sons, Ltd.. Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. Ex-library with tape marks on the binding and library markings on endpapers, title page, cprt page and dedication page. Other than the tape marks, the binding is clean and sound, with very minor wear. The back free endpaper is wrinkled from excess glue, causing very minor wrinkling of the last printed page. Contents are almost as new. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information. ; 8-1/2" Tall, 112pp + a 32-page b/w photo section at the back of the book. Dark blue cloth, bright gold spine lettering and decoration. ANTIQUES. "Mrs. Toller has been indefatigable in her research and has collected a wide range of carefjully described illustrations from both sides of the Atlantic. The three parts of her book cover miniature furniture in ascending order of size: doll's-house furniture; furniture made as cabinet-makers' examples; and furniture specially made for the children's own use. Not only a charming subject but a charming book, lit throughout with anecdotes from the author's many years of experience in collecting and dealing with interesting sidelights on social history. " ... Bibliography. Index. .

$15.00

CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN IN THE 19TH CENTURY: THE CANTON FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAINS From the Alma Cleveland Porter Collection in the Peabody Museum of Salem

By Feller, Dr. John Quentin

Salem MA: Peabody Museum Of Salem. Very Good-. 1982. Paperback. 087577069X; Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. ; 8-1/2" x 11", X + 46pp. PAPER COVERS. Color photo illustrated, mostly green , Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. ANTIQUES. Twelve full-color photos of Canton Famille Rose Porcelains, including the front and back covers, along with a two-page spread illustrating 12 ful-color photos of border details and 60 b/w photos of various pieces of these porcelains. 6-page essay covers the history of the Canton Famille Rose Porcelains, especially those in the Alma Cleveland Porter Collection. .

$25.00

NEW ENGLAND DECOYS

By Delph, Shirley & John Delph

Exton PA: Schiffer Publishing. Very Good in Good- dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. 0916838544; This is a large book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. Very minor edge wear on the clean, sound binding. Small stain on bfep. Contents are almost as new. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information. ; First Printing of the FIRST EDITION. 8-1/2" x 11-1/8", 159pp. Textured dark green boards, bright gold spine and front cover lettering. ANTIQUES. "The best carvers of New England are featured in the Delph's book on antique decoys. Over 250 photographs provide excellent coverage of the hand made ducks of Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The emphasis is on the lives and works of the top carvers in the Northeast such as Elmer Crowell, Joseph Lincoln, Henry Keyes Chadwick, Gus Wilson, George Boyd, Albert Laing, Benjamin Holmes, and 'Shang' Wheeler. Many ducks and shorebirds by talented unknown makers are also included. The authors have concentrated on the working decoys of each known carver, though some decorative and miniatures are shown on the 32 color pages. " Index. .

$29.00

THE OVERLOOK TREASURY OF FEDERAL ANTIQUES
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THE OVERLOOK TREASURY OF FEDERAL ANTIQUES

By Michael, George

Woodstock NY: Overlook Press. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1986. Hardcover. 0879512547; Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Small red mark on top edge. Contents are almost as new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; 10-1/4" Tall, XVI + 239pp. Dark blue boards, bright gold spine lettering. ANTIQUES. Over 200 black-and-white illustratio ns. "The Federal Period, spanning from 1770 to 1830, is generally thought to have been the time of America's finest design and craftsmanship. It was the last era of hand manufacture and no other period in American history has produced work of such high quality across such a broad spectrum. In this study of important contributions in the ares of furniture, ceramics, glass, pewter, silver and timepieces, Michael selects and discusses representative work of the major designers and craftsmen. " Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Phyfe, Revere, etc. , etc. Bibliography. Index. .

$19.00

THE WINTERTHUR GUIDE TO CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTION
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THE WINTERTHUR GUIDE TO CARING FOR YOUR COLLECTION

By Landrey, Gregory J. , Onie Rollins, Et Al

Winterthur, Delaware: Henry Francis Du Pont Winterthur Museum. Fine. 2000. Paperback. 0912724528; Paper Covers. Binding and contents are almost like new. ; 9-1/2" Tall, 154pp. PAPER COVERS. Colorful Cover is just a little lighter than posterboard. ANTIQUES. "Should you polish the silver? Where is the best place to store that family Bible? And what about the worn area in Aunt Alice's sampler? Should you try to repair the damage? This guide provides you with answers to questions such as these, along with practical advice on how to care for the objects you value. The conservators at Winterthur call on their many years of experience to address the types of problems that people commonly encounter. With chapters devoted to media ranging from paper and photographs to metalwork and textiles, the book presents a lucid approach to teaching the practical skills of conservaton - what to do and what not to do. " 71 Figures, which are almost entirely full-color photos. List of Sources. Books, manuscripts, ephemera, ceramics, glass, textiles, photographs, works of art on paper, paintings, furniture, gilded frames, etc. .

$19.00

THE LIBRARY OF H. BRADLEY MARTIN Highly Important Printed Books and Illuminated Manuscripts Auction Thursday, June 14, 1990 At 10: 15 AM and 2 PM

By Sotheby's

NY: Sotheby's. Fine. 1990. Hardcover. Binding and contents are almost like new. No DJ. This is a large book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. ; 8-1/2" x 11", approx. 300 pages, unpaginated. Dark green coth, bright gold spine & front cover lettering, full-color reproduction glued onto the front cover. ANTIQUES. Loosly laid-in is a two-sided printout of "Auction Estimates. " This book was quite a lavish production, selling at the time for from $80 to $95. This is the ninth volume in the catalogue of Bradley's library. Almost every-other page contains a full-page illustration, many in color. And each illustration is accompanied by a description of the article, with its history. Three pages of References. .

$19.00

ENGLISH ENAMEL BOXES From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

By Benjamin, Susan

London, England: Orbis Publishing. Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0856130389; Very slight fading of binding's edges. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Very minor edge soil/foxing. Contents are almost like new. 1" taped tear on DJ's back panel, otherwise minor wear, very minor soil on the price-clipped DJ. ; First Edition, Second Printing. 7-3/4 x 9-7/8", 128pp. Blue boards, bright gold lettering. ANTIQUES. "The little enamel box - an object of beauty and eloquence, known throughout the years to collectors by the magic name 'Battersea'. Yet for every box made at Battersea , in London, hundreds were produced elsewhere. The Thames-side Battersea factory closed in 1756, having existed for barely three years, while other London workshops, Birmingham, Bilston, Wednesbury and Liverpool produced at various times enamel boxes for almost a century from the 1740s. .. With 80 beautiful colour plates, illustrating over 230 different objects, Susan Benjamin shows how pieces can be dated and attributed, tracing the histories of the different factories and revealing their individual characteristics. .. This is a work of scholarship which will prove invaluable to those who wish to know more. " Illustrated endpapers. Bibliography. Index. .

$15.00

SIX VOLUMES OF THE TIMEPIECE JOURNAL Spring, 1990.Spring, 1991. Fall, 1991. Spring, 1992. Fall, 1993. Summer, 1995

By American Clock & Watch Museum

Bristol, CT: American Clock And Watch Museum. Good+. Paperback. Saddle-stapled paper covers. All volumes are in Good Plus or better condition, their main fault being rusty staples. Very minor, very occasional soil on the unworn contents. Summer, 1995 has a name and underlining on one page. ; Six saddle-stapled booklets. 8-1/2" Tall, 16 to 32 pages each. ANTIQUES. A few b/w drawings, reproductions, and photos. Articles such as: What Makes a Clock Run, Clockmaker for the Common man, The Search for Rocky Goodrich, The Clock Collection of Middletown Savings Bank (NY) , The Design of Clock Cases, Edward Howard and Howard Tower Clocks, Connecticut Tall Clock Case Makers 1750-1820, A Close Look at Hills, Goodrich & Company Its Partners Its Products Its Employees and Its Relationship with Joseph Ives. .

$15.00

VICTORIAN GLASS Specialties of the Nineteenth Century

By Lee, Ruth Webb

Rutland VT: Charles E. Tuttle. Very Good+ in Good- dust jacket. 1985. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 080487011X; Binding is clean, sound and unworn, 'tho the spine is a little concave. Contents are almost as new. DJ is not much to look at, but it provides plenty of protection and information. ; First Printing of the First Tuttle Edition, 1985. Lee's original copyright was dated 1944. 8-3/4" Tall, XXIX + 608pp. Black cloth with bright gold spine and front cover lettering. ANTIQUES. "In this volume are described and pictured between two and three hundred patterns in glass not hitherto treated. Many were taken from old trade catalogues, thus enabling the author to state accurately when and where the glass was produced. Large and comprehensive chapters are devoted to specialties, such as nearly 500 glass hats and 500 glass slippers, as well as rarities in pattern glass, Satin glass, Victorian vases, matchholders, animal dishes, Victorian novelties and many other items. 265 pages of illustrations. " Index. .

$19.00

ROMAN GLASS Reflections on Everyday Life
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ROMAN GLASS Reflections on Everyday Life

By Fleming, Stuart J.

Philadelphia: University Of Pennsylvania Museum Of Archaeology And Anthropology. Very Good. 1997. Paperback. 0924171510; This is a large book and is not eligible for Priority, Air or International under standard fees. Paper Covers. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. ; 8 x 11", X + 66pp. PAPER COVERS. Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. ANTIQUES. There are 88 numbered plates, plus the frontispiece. The plates are a mixture of full-color and b/w photos, plus drawings. "When you want to get close to an ancient society, it always helps to know how it felt about itself. So you will discover that, in both the main text and the detailed Endnotes that follow each section of this book, I cite a wide range of Roman writers. Each had a unique view on what was going on around them, and each cross-referenced their times to the past as they interpreted it and to the future as they anticipated it would be. " The Contents: Introduction; The Roman day; The scents of morning; Cena - A time for good company; Night's darkness - Time for the dead; Changing appearances - The weathering of glass; References; Plate Credits. .

$15.00

POTTERY IN ENGLAND From 3500 BC - AD 1750

By Barton, K. J.

South Brunswick NJ: A. S. Barnes. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 1975. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0498017133; Binding and contents are almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete DJ. ; 8-3/4" Tall, 150pp. Gray boards, bright gold spine lettering. ANTIQUES. "The history of the development of pottery from early times until the eighteenth century when porcelain was introduced. Barton discusses the actual making of pottery from hand work through semi mechanical to wholly mechanical means and considers such methods as coiling, throwing, slabbing, and casting. Decorative techniques, clays and glazes, functional and purely decorative ware, methods of firing and kiln development, varieties of style and the influence of other cultures together with a consideration of the different imported wares and exportation of English wares to the colonies are examples of the many interesting topics covered. " Twelve b/w Plates. Fifteen illustrations in the text. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Note of interest: The subtitle within the book gives the date 1750, whereas the date on the DJ is listed as 1730. .

$15.00

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